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This Day in History - May
Can you guess these things that happened in the month of May?
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May 1, 2012
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England recognizes the independence of this country
This infamous person is killed in Pakistan
Osama Bin Laden
This building is completed. It would be the tallest in the world
for over 20 years.
This PLO leader signs a peace accord with Israel
This Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire
This German zeppelin is destroyed by fire
This judo enthusiast becomes President of Russia
This nation unconditionally surrenders
This country is formally annexed by Italy
This man becomes the first black leader of South Africa
A computer beats world champion Garry Kasparov at this activity
The USSR lifts its blockade of this city
Brazil finally abolishes this
Edward Jenner administers the first vaccine for this disease
This island, under U.S. occupation, reverts to Japanese control
These awards are presented for the first time
The Academy Awards
Muhammad Ali becomes leader of this country
This volcano erupts in the U.S. state of Washington
Mount St. Helens
This actress sings "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy
This Portuguese explorer reaches India by sea
Vasco da Gama
This aviator reaches Paris after a non-stop flight from New York
This former U.S. Vice President is indicted on charges of treason
This king divorces Catherine of Aragon
King Henry VIII
Samuel Morse sends the first official message using this device
The Constitutional Convention opens in this city
Allied forces evacuate Europe from this city in France
This company discontinues the Model T
This country tests nuclear weapons for the first time
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of this mountain
This female warrior is burned at the stake
Joan of Arc
The UK and Germany fight this famous naval battle,
named for Denmark's main peninsula
May 11, 2012
i though it was Joan of Ark...... :(
May 3, 2018
I've always wondered why Joan isn't acceptable as a type-in. Her parents didn't name her "Joan of Arc".
Jul 9, 2018
No, they named her "
," or "Jeanne."
May 12, 2012
I misspelled Okinawa :(
May 14, 2012
Only missed Aaron Burr and now have that "Got Milk?" commercial stuck in my head.
Oct 7, 2018
Aaron Burr? Which quiz are you taking?
Jun 8, 2019
Em this one... the may 22 question. It is actually still on there know. I dont suspect it has been taken of and put back on.
Dec 20, 2012
Wow - so many are obvious once you see them.
Apr 21, 2013
Somewhat pedantic, I know, but it was Abyssinia in 1936, not Ethiopia.
Mar 23, 2014
100% with 1:41 left! History buff am I.
May 1, 2015
Only one I missed ... my birthday! :(
May 1, 2015
Could not for the life of me think of telegraph. I tried Morse Code Machine. Sam's Box. Dashes & Dots Thing. Didn't take any of them.
May 4, 2015
You forgot my birthday.
May 3, 2018
Happy birthday, Kalbahamut - not sure which day of May it is, but this can cover the whole month.
Jun 8, 2019
It was on the day bin Laden was killed, except technically the day before because it was 1 am in Pakistan at the time.
Mar 28, 2017
Could you please specify "US" by "Constitutional Convention"? Many countries have had one of these.
Apr 3, 2017
Sep 3, 2018
Nope, legal constitutions were rare among all the world's dictatorships in 1787. Who could it be?
Apr 1, 2017
Nov 27, 2017
Quizzes should have charts of takes per month in the stats - I'm curious what this one's would look like.
May 1, 2018
Surprised that no one has brought this up but West Berlin is not an acceptable answer.
May 1, 2018
Could you add Skagerrak as a type-in for Jutland? It's the German name of that battle and Wikipedia accepts it as well – searching for Battle of Skagerrak redirects you to the Battle of Jutland article.
May 2, 2018
I typed Helena instead of Helens :(
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